A better economy is one that we own.

Our Mission:
Cooperative Point is a Stevens Point-based organization dedicated to bringing cooperative ideals to all of Wisconsin and encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to utilize the cooperative organizing model. Cooperatives build financial equity, foster democratic participation and strengthen community bonds across all demographics. Wisconsin has a rich history of cooperative organizing. Our mission is to look back on this history and plan for the future by providing the necessary community, resources, and experience to help people achieve their cooperative business or organization goals.

Who We Are:
We think it is important to know who is organizing a conference. Unfortunately, the following information tells you almost nothing about us other than the headlines of where we spend our time during the day. In any case, we hope it shows that we are dedicated to the ideals of our organization, our conference, and of a cooperative society. To actually get to know us, talk to us at the conference!

Lyn Ciurro (they, them) is a four hour a week farmer at Lonely Oak Farm, works as a Collective Manager at the Stevens Point Area Cooperative, organizes the Central Wisconsin Infoshop, is a member-owner of One Basket Cooperative, is the finance officer and training coordinator of Central Wisconsin Equality, and is a founding member of Cooperative Point.

Polly Dalton (she, her) is a cooperative farmer with Rising Sand Organics Cooperative Farm, alderperson for Stevens Point District 9 (where Coop Con is taking place), cider maker with Upstream Cider, and is a founding member of Cooperative Point.

Oren Jakobson (Oren) is a cooperative farmer with Rising Sand Organics Cooperative Farm, president of the Cook & Altenburg Cooperative, a board member with the Badger State Winery Coop, law student, vice president of the Dane County Farmers Union, and is a founding member of Cooperative Point.

Danny Werachowski (he, him) is board chair of the Stevens Point Area Cooperative, a board member with the Stevens Point Farmers Market Association, recording artist, free meal maker, cooperative farmer with Rising Sand Organics Cooperative Farm, and is a founding member of Cooperative Point.

Josh Stolzenburg (he, him) is a member-owner of North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative, ecological farmer, support provider with Siren Shrub, President of the Board of Trustees in Nelsonville, and is a founding member of Cooperative Point.

Jenny Riggenbach (she, her) is the owner of JF Riggenbach LLC, is the new executive director of Central Rivers Farmshed, and is a founding member of Cooperative Point.

Justin Seis (he, him) is a four hour a week farmer at Rising Sand Organics Cooperative Farm, a Fair Trade Fellow, helps run a local game shop, is a member-owner of One Basket Cooperative, and is a founding member of Cooperative Point.

Nathan Sandwick (he, him) is a Community Development Educator with Cooperative Extension in Portage County where he helps organizations and government leaders integrate University research with community-based knowledge to address local issues. He is also a member of Cooperative Point.


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Cooperatives and organizations we are involved in:
Stevens Point Area Cooperative
Rising Sand Organics Cooperative Farm
North Wind Renewable Energy Cooperative
Central Rivers Farmshed Inc.
RA Cook & JI Altenburg Cooperative
Wisconsin Farmers Union
Stevens Point Farmers Market Association
One Basket Cooperative
Central Wisconsin Infoshop
Cooperative Point
Siren Shrub LLC
Upstream Cider LLC
JF Riggenbach LLC